On the night of February 13, 1945, planes of the RAF and US Army Air Force dropped several thousand tons of high explosive and incendiary bombs, the forerunner of napalm, onto the civilian refugee campsite, Allied POW hospital city, and peaceful artistic mecca of Dresden in southeastern Germany. The ensuing firestorm killed perhaps as many as 150,000 civilians, quite possibly more than the number of Japanese who died in Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined. This bombing created far less controversy than the nuking of Japan, however, since more "conventional" weapons were used.
Dresden's destruction was no less than a war crime. This act will forever blot the history of America and Britain.
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